Bainbridge lacrosse fans will get a chance to see the Spartans play on the road twice this season from the comfort of their computers.
The Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Association and Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association are joining with the Lacrosse Network to stream local high school lacrosse games live on YouTube during the 2013 season.
The Bainbridge girls game at Eastside Catholic will be streamed at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, and the Spartan boys game at Eastlake High will be broadcast at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 14.
The "game of the week" partnership is the first of its kind for state high school lacrosse governing bodies and an international webcast provider. The Lacrosse Network provides live webcasting of the sports' two professional leagues, the National Lacrosse League and Major League lacrosse, along with the LXM Pro Lacrosse Tour.
“We’re excited to be the first state in the U.S. to broadcast its high school games live on YouTube through The Lacrosse Network,” said Dave Low, president of the Washington State Chapter of US Lacrosse, which facilitated the relationship. “The quality and reputation of The Lacrosse Network is exceptional," he said. "Having Washington state high school games broadcast live is a significant step forward in making our state’s best lacrosse players visible around the U.S.”
The Lacrosse Network will broadcast a Washington State Lacrosse Game of the Week in each week of the Washington state prep season along with the boys and girls Washington Lacrosse High School State Championships.
Seven boys and six girls games will be streamed to an international audience on YouTube.
The games will be aired live on YouTube.com/TLN. Washington state high school lacrosse games on YouTube will also be available for mobile viewing live and on demand via iPad, iPhone and most Android devices.
Veteran lacrosse broadcaster’s Scott Ohsman and Steve Willits will handle play-by-play while Washington state lacrosse Hall of Famer Tony Olney will provide color commentary along with Talia Kline and Brittany Suszan.
“The Lacrosse Network is proud to present Washington State High School Lacrosse on a platform that is international, accessible and interactive,” said Samir Chaudry, president of The Lacrosse Network.
“Our partnership with Washington State High School Lacrosse is a major step forward in our mission to grow the game of lacrosse through the power of media,” Chaundry said.